In early Spring 2012 we began with compost giveaways on the Common. Victor, the Parks officer, built these magnificent beds, a perfect opportunity to kickstart growing on the Common and explore the discussion around resilience crops. I led Incredible Edible Lambeth training and worked with volunteers at the site. This is pro bono work in my capacity as a Lambeth resident and user of Clapham Common for many years!
In early spring the community growers and I formed The Bandstand Beds Association and I devised the Squash and Bean Swap for the Chelsea Fringe – a community cropping participation year-long event, from seed selection to harvesting and feasting. We held a super Squash and Bean Cook up at the Notre Dame Estate in the autumn of 2013. In Feb 2014 I was able to pass on the chairship and the project continues to evolve and involve!
Click here to see the website: http://bandstandbeds.org.uk/